Netflix Unveils ‘Squid Game’ Reality Game Show, Offers $4.5 Million Prize

Streaming giant Netflix recently unveiled its new reality game show inspired by one of its most popular shows, ‘Squid Game’, with a $4.5 million dollar prize for the winner.

Netflix announced that the new show titled ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ will be a 10-episode series, and will have the “largest cast and lump cash prize in reality TV history.”

“456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of a life-changing reward of $4.56 million. As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them,” said Netflix in a statement.

The 456 participants are a reference to the fictitious series with the same number of characters, including Seong Gi-hun, the primary protagonist, also known as Player 456.

Contrary to the South Korean dystopian drama, the show will not be a life or death situation, and the “Worst fate is going home empty-handed.”

Netflix is now recruiting show participants, who must be at least 21 years old and available to film for at least four weeks in early 2023.

Squid Game is Netflix’s most-watched series of all time, with 111 million people watching it in the first 28 days of its release.

“Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever, full of tension and twists, with the biggest ever cash prize at the end,” said Netflix VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series, Brandon Riegg.

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